Auditing, Finance and Taxation (M.A.)

Master of Arts

Features of the degree program Auditing, Finance and Taxation

The extra-occupational Master's degree program in Auditing, Finance and Taxation is a joint degree program of the Münster University of Applied Sciences and the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and was developed in a project funded by the Bund Länder-Commission [Federal and State Commission] (development of dual degree programs in the tertiary sector). The goal of the degree program is the transfer of knowledge and skills that match the professional profile of an auditor. To do this, subject-related practical phases are combined with high-quality theoretical education and comprehensive social skills are to be developed. The training program offers students

  • the expansion and concentration of tax and economic testing expertise, which is scientifically sound and application oriented
  • the further development of analytical method competence in order to be able to systematically solve interdisciplinary problems of tax and management consulting and legal services
  • the development of communicative skills for the integration and management of international teams with high professional competence
  • the promotion of personality development through the conveyance of professional field-related key qualifications
  • a partial crediting of university graded examinations on the public accountant examinations
  • early admission to the public accounting examinations
  • study in small groups
  • close cooperation with many tax advising and accounting firms
  • intensive personal supervision and support by the faculty and the Auditing, Finance and Taxation Office
  • the internationally recognized Master of Arts (M.A.) degree

Credits from the Master's program replace the corresponding examinations of the public accounting examinations in the areas of "Applied Economics", "Economics" and "Commercial Law". Graduates can therefore sit the public accounting examination in an abbreviated form

The degree program at a glance


Master of Arts (M.A.)


Summer and winter semester

Placement test


Standard period of study

5 semesters



Type of study

Contact/advanced training degree program, extra-occupational

Numerus Clausus



Osnabrück – Caprivi-Campus, Münster

Admission restriction



Program Management

Prof. Dr. Norbert Tonner
Program Director Osnabrück

Room: CF 0205
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3294

Office hours:
Monday from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm and by arrangement

Prof. Dr. Dirk Kiso
Program Director Münster

Room: D 531
Corrensstr. 25, 48149 Münster
Phone: +49 (0)251 8365500

Advice and Coordination

Wiebke Fröhlich
Program coordinator Osnabrück

Room: CD -111
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3783

Office hours:
By arrangement

Cornelia Stypinski
Program coordinator Münster

Room: C 513 FHZ
Phone: +49 (0)251/83-65436

Office hours:
By arrangement

Application, admission and exams

Dennis Placke
Registrar's office

Room: AF 0009
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3188

Office hours:
Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm